Patterson Blues and BBQ Bands Saturday September 14th

Libertine Project 

Starting us off on Saturday is the Libertine Project.  Band members Andy Kuusisto-Bass,Vocals,Mariano Rodriguez-Guitar ,Vocals, Mike Liebson-Drums and Special Guests: Bob Conte-Harmonica, Ed Cusati-Guitar, George Amenta-Guitar are ready to get you in the groove. 

Gil Parris

Gil Parris is an American Grammy-nominated rock, blues, jazz and pop guitarist. He graduated from Ardsley High School. After briefly attending the Berklee School of Music, Parris left to tour Europe as part of a musical troupe performing Jesus Christ Superstar before becoming a recording artist. Parris has released six solo albums and played collaboratively with over 20 other groups/artists. Parris is known for his blending of blues, jazz, rock and smooth jazz in his work. He has recorded and toured both as a solo artist and as a sideman with major artists including Dr. John, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Diane Schuur, David Mann, Billy Vera, Bobby Caldwell and Toni Braxton.


Willa & Company

Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore (formerly McCarthy) has been building a fan base across the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades. While her songwriting is an eclectic mix of blues, soul, rock, funk and (occasionally) pop, there’s one thing that ties it all together—that voice. Before launching her own band, she was an original member of the award-winning Chris O'Leary Band (O’Leary was a longtime member of the late Levon Helm’s Barn Burners band before launching his project).


Petey Hop

Working mostly in the trio format for over 15 years, on over 3500 live dates, Pete is able to communicate his roots, yet convey a style all his own. Pete is equally comfortable as a solo acoustic performer, small combo rocker or big ensemble player.

Pete has a huge appreciation for all styles of music, from Hank to Hendrix, Duke to Dylan, Bach to Buck, Son House to Son Volt or Muddy to Miles. Steeped in electric blues from T-Bone through Stevie Ray, with a good understanding of early country blues as well, Pete has a deep well to draw from. A big fan of early country music by Hank, Johnny and Jimmie w/a healthy dose of Bakersfield, Outlaw and Alternative Country to thicken the roux.


Pat O'Shea

You may not think of New York's Hudson River Valley as the home of a boundless music scene, but you’d be surprised at the number of heavy hitting musicians who call it home.  One of those being singer/songwriter/guitarist Pat O’Shea.  The former sideman continues to impress with his well crafted songs, strong musicianship and a band that will make you take notice.  His resume is equally impressive and includes six years playing guitar for the legendary Levon Helm, countless shows backing Blues greats James Cotton and Hubert Sumlin, as well as collaborations with Jimmy Vivino (Conan O’Brien, The Fab Faux), David Johansen (The New York Dolls) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) among others.  O’Shea’s songs are pure American music, influenced equally by heartland Country, down home Blues and straight ahead Rock n Roll. 
Patterson Blues and BBQ Bands - Sunday, September 15th

RoadHouse Roosters

Playing an up tempo, boogie and blues repertoire that's heavy on slide guitar, electric and acoustic. With both original tunes and classic covers, they have aired on DJ Wendee's blues show, and later on dj Christine Vitale's show, both on Fairleigh Dickinson's WFDU 89.1 fm radio station out of Jersey city. Heavily influenced by Johnnie Winter and other great blues men of the past, be prepared for a rocking good time.





StompBoxTrio is a Western MA-based band that blends classic 20th-century American music with 21st-century mojo to create a sonic soulful sound all their own. Evelyn Harris - vocals & percussion, John Cabán - dobro, vocals & stompbox, David Rodriguez - wood bass, vocals & foot tambourine    



Dylan Doyle Band

Southern born, Northern raised , Dylan Doyle has been steeped in everything from Bob Dylan, Wes Montgomery, and Bill Withers to John Prine, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band.  From this comes a unique musical interpretation that lies somewhere within the delta of Roots, Rock, and Jazz, giving him a style that defies classification.


Touring nationally since age 15, Dylan became a seasoned professional at a very young age.  He has played with such notable musicians Rob Stoner (Bob Dylan, Don Mclean), John Platania (Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant), Ben Cauley (Otis Redding) and Bill Payne (Little Feat).  Stoner called Dylan one of the most prodigious players he has known with abundant natural talent.  John Platania has referred to Dylan as “The Future.”  Ben Cauley, after playing with Dylan in Memphis said, “Dylan Doyle sounds like a young Jimi Hendrix.”  In the words of Bill Payne upon sharing the stage, “Music is a conversation.  Dylan spoke beautifully and was listening to the musicians around him.  His play was imaginative and original.”

Attesting to Dylan’s versatility, Dylan has played the King Biscuit Blues Festival three consecutive years as well headlining the Grateful Garcia Gathering, the largest Grateful Dead festival in the Midwest.  


Peter Murchison 

Nothing but great blues and a standout artist.  Peter Murchison will keep the party going with a great blues sound.



Chris O'Leary Band

Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cotton to name just a few. Chris has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin, among others.


Anthony Gach - Acoustic and Intermission Entertainment
Take Broadway uptown, and than, a little bit further upstate where nestled in between the hills and the Hudson resides songwriter Anthony Gach.  While studying composition and trumpet pedagogy at The Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, Gach fronted his first all original band in which he sang, and doubled on guitar and trumpet. The next few years were spent in and out of various local and regional bands where he was fortunate to perform with or in support of a number of acclaimed artists including Smokey Robinson, George Clinton and P-Funk, Jewel and Bobby Sanabria. These days you can find him performing extensively in the greater NY area as either a solo artist or with his nine piece blues infused funk rock project HARMONIC AGGRESSION.
Away from the stage Anthony is the head brass instructor at Putnam County Music Center where he also teaches songwriting and guitar. He currently serves as the Composer in Residence at Woodside Productions.

The Chris Raabe Band

No stranger to great blues and keeping the crowd moving.  Chris Raabe is going to be filling in the gaps between bands with some sets that will keep the magic and great vibe going!